[Talk-GB] Chester Zoo: feedback requested

Frankie Roberto frankie at frankieroberto.com
Sun Sep 6 16:37:33 BST 2009

Dan Karran wrote:

> Using a combination of the GPS traces and the Yahoo satellite photography,
> > I've tried to add as much detail to the map as possible:
> > http://www.openstreetmap.org/?lat=53.2258&lon=-2.88111&zoom=17
> It looks great.. I've started recently trying to do something similar
> (remotely) for the Wildlife Park on the Isle of Man
> (http://osm.org/go/evGwiGNLr- ), but it's difficult without having
> been there for a while.

Nice. And a miniature railway too! The layout looks a little odd though
(three separate tracks - I presume they're all linked together?). It'd be
nice to add some enclosures too.

> So, I went out yesterday to start doing London
> Zoo (though without actually going in), which could really benefit
> from someone wanting to pay £18 to go in and map for an afternoon :)
> http://osm.org/go/euu4T5yf

I almost went to London Zoo yesterday, but ended up going paintballing (it
was a friend's birthday do).  I'm sure there are some London folk out there
who could be persuaded to go and map it though... (I might even offer to
contribute to the entrance fee).

>  >> Is there really a bridleway right through the middle? Doesn't that play
> >> havock with the paying to get in?
> >
> > There is indeed! It's kept completely separate from the zoo though by
> walls
> > on both sides. It's crossed by two bridges and the monorail.
> I wonder if it would actually make it clearer in this situation to
> break the zoo into two, so it's clear that the path isn't a part of
> it?

Good idea - I've just done this. (see http://osm.org/go/eufvD4GO) Not sure
how big the gap between the two halves should be - I've just guesstimated
it.  I've also added both 'sides' of the zoo to a 'site' relation (see
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Relations/Proposed/Site), so that tags
can be shared between them, but I'm not sure how well this is supported in
the renderers at the moment.


Frankie Roberto
Experience Designer, Rattle
0114 2706977
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